This book examines a number of themes relating to social and political life in Late Antiquity. The first part of the book considers how the powers of the emperor, state and civic authorities were expressed in the phyiscal environment, and how coinage and material culture were caught up in the political life of the period. The second part investigates the "middle classes" and "the poor", who are often less visible in archaeological, textual and epigraphic records. Other articles consider such topics as long term social evolution and the definition of time in Late Antiquity. Two extensive bibliographic essays provide an overview of published literature relating to social and political life.
Social and Political Life in Late Antiquity - Volume 3.1
Edited by Alexander Sarantis, University of Kent and Neil Christie, University of Leicester
This collection of papers, arising from the Late Antique Archaeology conference series, explores war and warfare in Late Antiquity. Papers examine strategy and intelligence, weaponry, literary sources and topography, the West Roman Empire, the East Roman Empire, the Balkans, civil war and Italy.
Edited by Luke Lavan and Michael Mulryan
This collection of papers, arising from the conference series Late Antique Archaeology, examines the archaeology of 'paganism' in late antiquity. Papers explore the end of the temples, the nature of ritual deposits, the fate of religious statues and the iconography in material culutre. These are ...
Edited by David M. Gwynn and Susanne Bangert. Conceived and Co-ordinated by Luke Lavan. With the Assistance of Carlos Machado and Michael Mulryan
This volume in the ongoing Late Antique Archaeology series draws on material and textual evidence to explore the diverse religious world of Late Antiquity. Subjects include Jews and Samaritans, orthodoxy and heresy, pilgrimage, stylites, magic, the sacred and the secular.
Edited by Luke Lavan, Ellen Swift and Toon Putzeys
This collection of papers, arising from the conference series Late Antique Archaeology, examines material spatiality in late antiquity. Synthetic papers drawing on archaeological, art-historical and textual sources, are complemented by case-studies of sites, an introductory essay, and several ...
Edited by Luke Lavan, Enrico Zanini and Alexander Sarantis
This collection of papers, arising from the conference series Late Antique Archaeology, examines technology in late antiquity. Papers explore agriculture, production, engineering and building technologies, and include a bibliographic essay.
Edited by Luke Lavan, Lale Özgenel and Alexander Sarantis
This collection of papers, arising from the conference series Late Antique Archaeology, examines the housing in the late antique period, through thematic and regional syntheses, complemented by cases studies and two bibliographic essays.
Edited by William Bowden, Luke Lavan and Carlos Machado
This volume explores the late antique countryside, looking at social and political life, landscape change, villas, monasteries, pilgrimage sites and the fate of rural temples. A section is devoted to recent survey work in Turkey and a comprehensive bibliographic essay frames the work. With ...
Edited by Luke Lavan and William Bowden
This volume explores the theoretical frameworks, methodology and field practice suited to late antique archaeology. It considers broad themes such as social life, the economy, topography and long-term change, but also engages fully with the specific historical issues and evidential problems of ...
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